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  • n. Plural form of burnie.


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  • So when I spotted a pizza that boasted quite a few 'burnies' I naturally ordered excitedly. Recent Updates

  • And bright-shining burnies, as he begged they should have them;

    Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

  • I dream o 'the dells where the clear burnies flow,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • Then heard the Rome-folk hard tidings; they saw all the dales, and all the downs, and all the hills covered with helms; high standards, warriors them held, sixty thousand waving with the wind; shields glitter, burnies shine; gold-coloured vests, men most stern; steeds leap—-the earth stirred!

    Roman de Brut. English

  • Four-and-twenty hostages Childric there delivered, all they were chosen, and noble men born; they delivered their horses, and their burnies, spears and shields, and their long swords; all they relinquished that they there had.

    Roman de Brut. English

  • They went toward their inns, knights with their men: they got ready burnies, prepared helms, they wiped their dear horses with linen cloths; they sheared, they shod—-the men were bold!

    Roman de Brut. English

  • When the Rome-folk rode, resounded burnies; they set on their heads high helms; shields on their backs—-the valiant Rome-folk.

    Roman de Brut. English

  • Forth he gan to push exceeding hastily, until he beside Bath approached to a plain; there he alighted, and all his knights; and on with their burnies the stern men, and he in five divisions separated his army.

    Roman de Brut. English

  • Swords exceeding long they plucked out of sheath; heads flew on the field, faces paled; man against man set shaft to breast; burnies there brake; the Britons were busy, shivered shields, warriors there fell!

    Roman de Brut. English

  • Then cracked spears; shivered spears, —-helms rolled, noble men fell; —-burnies brake in pieces, blood outflowed; —-the fields were discoloured, standards fell!

    Roman de Brut. English


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